GEF Project Performance and Progress to Impact (APR 2016)

APR 2016
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The Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS6) is being undertaken to inform the GEF-7 replenishment on the results and performance of the GEF Partnership and of the activities that the partnership supports, and on areas for further improvement. OPS6 aims to assess two broad areas: (1) institutional, governance, strategy and programming issues, and (2) the performance and impact of the GEF. The GEF IEO conducted a review of the project level accomplishments, as one of the activities to assess the GEF performance and impact.

Up to 31st of December 2015, GEF had approved more than 4100 projects that accounted for US $ 14.6 billion in GEF funding.2 Of these at least 1077 projects, which account for US $ 4.8 billion in GEF funding, have been completed and covered in the GEF IEO reporting through its Annual Performance Report. The accomplishments of these projects, along with other completed projects for which terminal evaluations will be received by October 31st 2016, form a basis for reporting on project level accomplishments.